The Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

As a cybersecurity professional, your primary objective is to defend digital assets—guarding an organization’s systems and sensitive information from online attacks. With instances of cybercrime slated to grow and evolve, the need for adaptable, solution-focused professionals to fight it is greater than ever.

Currently, there are over 500,000 cyber jobs available in the U.S., with about 20,000 of them designated for entry-level professionals. In addition, information security analyst positions are projected to grow by 33% through 2031. Graduates of the Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp have the skills to qualify for these roles and more.

With an inclusive and rigorous active learning curriculum plus professional career coaching services, Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp students are equipped with the skills and experience needed to specialize within this growing field of lucrative data careers.

In addition, preparation for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+ exam is built into the Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp curriculum. You will study and test for this industry-recognized certification during your bootcamp program. By earning your CompTIA Security+ certification, you’ll demonstrate your job readiness to potential employers.

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Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp
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Course Format: 100% Live Online

What You Will Learn

Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction taught by industry-experienced professionals with hands-on classes, group projects with fellow students, and independent learning assignments. As part of the Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp, you’ll learn:

  • Asset and inventory management like networking basics, Linux command line, and bash scripting.
  • Red Team (Offense) for fighting web vulnerabilities, penetration testing, OWASP Top 10, and social engineering.
  • Blue Team (Defense) for log analysis, security information and event management, digital forensics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and incident response.
  • Generative AI techniques for cybersecurity using tools like ChatGPT and Bing AI through a free elective course.

To prepare students for real-life work scenarios and environments, students also take part in career simulations alongside their cybersecurity training. Plus, bootcamp students are prepared to take industry-recognized certification exams with additional studying.

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